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08/17/2011 - 12:08pm
Ortiz: Out 'hopefully no more than a week'

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz said that he hopes to miss “no more than a week” while recovering from bursitis, a condition that has created significant pain in the region above his left heel and below the Achilles. The slugger said that he is feeling better on Wednesday than he did on Tuesday, when pain while running forced him out of the lineup prior to Game 1 of the Sox' doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The 35-year-old said that he first experienced discomfort during Sunday's game against the Mariners. He took anti-inflammatories, and an off-day on Monday allowed him to feel better, but by Tuesday, he was unable to run.

"I was feeling better right after I came out of there. But it was an in-the-moment thing, I guess," said Ortiz. "We’re just working on it. The doctor wants me to rest for three to four days."

Ortiz characterized the condition as "very painful," and...

08/17/2011 - 11:47am
Eli Manning: I'm in Brady's class

Eli Manning was a guest of ESPN Radio in New York on Wednesday. During his interview with Michael Kay, Manning was asked if he puts himself in the same class with Tom Brady as a quarterback. 

"I consider myself in that class," Manning said. "Tom Brady is a great quarterback, he’s a great player and what you’ve seen with him is he’s gotten better every year and he started off winning championships and I think he’s a better quarterback now than what he was, in all honesty, when he was winning those championships. It’s funny, you say well he won championships, but the team, but I think know he’s grown up and gotten better every year and that’s what I’m trying to do. I kind of hope these next seven years of my quarterback days are my best.” 

Manning threw for 4,002 yards and a career-best 31 touchdowns in leading the Giants to a 10-6 record last season, but paced all...

08/17/2011 - 11:13am
Gammons on M&M: 'I do trust Bedard now'

MLB Network and NESN analyst Peter Gammons made his weekly appearance on the Mut & Merloni show Wednesday, as the Red Sox prepared to play the Rays in an afternoon game.

Carl Crawford has been a disappointment in his first year with the Red Sox after signing a reported seven-year, $142 million deal. Now, with Jacoby Ellsbury having an MVP-caliber season, the Sox may have put themselves in a position where they will have to fork over more cash when his contract expires. Ellsbury is arbitration-eligible after this year and due to become a free agent after the 2013 season.

Asked if the Sox have priced themselves out with Ellsbury, Gammons said: "I think it will be hard. Scott Boras is very good at comparables. I think if they went to him this offseason -- while I think Jacoby likes it here and all the rest -- I think it would be very hard to convince Boras to go under $140 million. I just don't think it's possible. I don't know if they can...

08/17/2011 - 10:51am
Tito: Neck may be affecting Gonzalez' power

After Adrian Gonzalez missed the July 29 game against the White Sox due to what was called a stiff neck, manager Terry Francona said that it could still be an issue that the first baseman is still dealing with.

"I think he still feels it, but I think every player in the league right now probably isn't perfect, that is just the way it is," Francona said. "Especially guys that play every inning of every game."

Gonzalez has not missed a game since, but Francona said that it could be affecting his power. Gonzalez has hit only one home run since the game he missed, and that was his only homer since the All-Star break.

"It may have cut into his power a little bit," Francona said. "You play and you continue to play, if there is ever a chance and we could get him a day off we'd probably do it, but it is not the time to do it right now."

Gonzalez will be the designated hitter in Wednesday's game with the...

08/17/2011 - 10:20am
President Obama: Rondo can't shoot

An excerpt of Jackie MacMullan's forthcoming biography of Shaquille O'Neal, entitled "Shaq Uncut," provides some insight into why Rajon Rondo may have struggled after the trade of his close friend and Celtics teammate Kendrick Perkins -- and the reason will come as a surprise.

According to the excerpt, published by SLAM Online, a joke by President Barack Obama during a fundraiser on March 8 at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts may have sent Rondo into a tailspin. Here's the passage in its entirety:

In early March some of the guys went to the museum of Fine Arts for a fund-raiser and got to hang with President Barack Obama. Eveyrone was a little bit in awe. The President turns to Ray [Allen], points at Rondo, and says, "Hey, Ray, why don't you teach this kid how to shoot?" Everyone starts laughing...

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